tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2013 Tap: muddled, swampy marsh brown with a beige-ish head that reduced quickly to a film. Aroma is mild nuts, woodsiness, light caramel apple, a touch if grape, & some faint cocoa powder. Surprisingly mild aroma for an almost 10%-er. Taste is light graininess, rye bread, toast, light nuts, a hint of plums & dark fruit esters, & some warm caramel. Alcohol is pretty warm, edges on acetone-like at times. Dry, rye-like finish with heavily toasted bread, light cocoa powder, nuts, & faint woodiness. Not bad... Admittedly, Iím just not a huge fan of the style to begin with.
Mark_Eck (1550) - - JUN 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a brownish color. Aroma and taste are caramel, toffee, and a little nuttiness.
obguthr (5413) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong caramel, oak, milk chocolate aroma. Cloudy brown, medium tan head. Chocolate and caramel, dried leaves, kibble, tree bark. Smoky finish. Light body, easy carbonation. Rich and intense but not heavy.
williamstome (1674) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 19, 2016
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Orange-brown pour, small off-white head. Aroma of minty dirty socks. Seriously. Flavor of nuts, raisins and mint. Bizarre.
egajdzis (5939) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with a medium sized, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, nuts, cocoa, and light smoke. Taste of the same, sweeter caramel malt, cocoa, roast, some alcohol in the finish.
tillmac62 (658) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown that turns a hazy garnet under intense light. Below normal head volume, poor lacing and retention.
Very good nose of bready notes over caramel. Intensity is a bit light and fails to deliver the complexity needed for an outstanding aroma for this style. At room temperature, very light notes of dark fruit are present.
Light medium body that is smooth. Superb carbonation level that is matched very well for the body providing a palate tickling effervescent middle and a nice prickly burst in the finish.
The flavor profile is very good, but like the nose, it lacks complexity. Bready flavor with a bit of char permeates. The middle brings a light subtle bitterness that is very well balanced with a slightly burned sweet caramel note. Alcohol is completely covered, no small task for 9.75% ABV. The finish is a slow, slightly sweet, fade of bready (pumpernickel comes to mind) malts and a charred note.
Msdrbeat (346) - Darnestown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hopcat. Dark color and typical scotch ale aroma. Mouthful is a bit more watery than I anticipated.
andrepintado (2538) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAR 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark red copper brown. Thin head. Medium sweetness. Medium body. Aroma is malt, roasted, alcohol, vanilla, nutty.
malkyore (373) - - MAR 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I like this beer a lot... Itís pretty much a regular old scotch ale. Itís a little less sweet than dirty bastard but pretty much just as good.
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planky84 (2736) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beermoth, Manchester. Brown pour with a whispy white head. Toffee apple, caramel, Orchard fruit. More of the same in the flavour. Warm alcohol down the gullet. Good brew.
stoutgap (55) - Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass,very little light tan head that left quickly, light brown in color. Aroma of malt, caramel. Medium sweet and a little bitter, a bit fizzy with a some what lasting bitter finish. Overall a pretty fair Scotch ale.